Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mt. Rainier Puts on a Show

14,500 ft.

Those of us NOT living in Tacoma or surrounding areas will appreciate these pictures
This was so amazing, people were pulling over on the freeway to take pictures.

Mt. Rainier puts on a show!

The little dry streak is about to come to an end. But if you looked at Mt Rainier today, you would have known that already.

Take a look at some of these incredible clouds captured over Mt. Rainier today.

Those are called "lenticular clouds" They're caused when the air flow is just right so when it flows over Mt. Rainier , the air gets pushe d upward where it cools and condenses into clouds. Depending on how smooth the flow is, you can get some amazing clouds formations as we've seen so far today Here is more information on what causes them from an earlier blog entry.

It's usually a sign of rain within 24 hours because typically the moist flow that precedes a storm around here is the perfect set up for these clouds.

1 comment:

~Kim~ said...

Wow!! The pictures are absolutely stunning!